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of the c.i.a. and continue to work with in this capacity. and i always found him to be very responsible about how we can effectively conduct operations against al qaeda and against those that would attack this country. he is somebody a straight shooter, somebody who gives you his best opinion. he doesn't play games. he's someone who i think can really honestly represent the best protection of this country in that job. >> thank you very much. and i want to thank you for your forth right comments today about the sequester. ironically as what you said in your statement, it appears the greatest threat to the united states security is the united states congress. thank you, mr. secretary. >> thank you. let me mention this, after senator nelson, the first round will be over. there may be a number of us who may want a few minutes on the second round and you two witnesses have been here for three hours and you may need a five or 10-minute break. do you want that following senator nelson or go right through? i can't guarantee how many senators will come back and want two or three minutes each. >>
, the nominee to the cia, testified today at his confirmation hearing. the topic of drone strikes came app. dianne feinstein said she will look into new legislation to govern overseas strikes. there was an interruption by protesters. it is three and a half hours. >> you are a disgrace to democracy. >> if the police will clear the room, please. will clear the room, please. [indiscernible] [shouting continues] >> [indiscernible] please clear the room. >> [indiscernible] please clear the room. [protest continues] all right, i think we should clear the entire room and then let people back in. what do you think? >> we need more capital police. >> yeah, let's -- [indiscernible] ok, we will try and start. ok, we will i am going to began this -- begin this hearing, and let me say right up front that the process is that people are respectful, that they do not shout, they do not hiss, they do not show signs, that this is to listen. if that is a problem for anybody, i ask you to leave their room now. -- the room now. what we will do is remove you from the room. let there be no doubt. so if i may, i w
confirmation hearing to the cia -- be cia director. he faced a number of questions about the enhanced interrogation techniques. the targeted killing program and the use of drones. diane feinstein gavels in the hearing after an interruption from protesters. >> i ask that this room be cleared right now with the capitol police -- will the capitol police please come in and clear a room? -- clear the room? all signs out. if the capitol police will clear a room, please. [indiscernible] >> please clear the room. please clear the room. all right. we should clear the entire room and let people back in. >> we need more capitol police is what we need. will trylet's -- we and start. [gavel] >> begin this hearing and let me say right up front that the process is that people are respectful, that they cannot tear, they do not hiss, they do not show signs. this is to listen. if that is a problem for anybody ask you to leave the room now. because what we will do is remove you from the room. let there be no doubt. so if i may, i would like to begin. the committee meets today in open session to consider
the globe. to confront these challenges, and to lead the cia through a difficult budget tear period after a decade of major budget increases, president obama nominated john brennan. his closest adviser on intelligence and counterterrorism matters for the past four years. mr. brennan is without a doubt qualified for this position. he served at the cia for 25 years. in analytical, managerial capacities. seen the agency from just about every angle. as a line analyst. as chief of station. as chief of staff to the director. and as the deputy executive director among many others. people who have worked closely with him regularly cite his work ethic. his sbintegrity and determinati. in nominating john brennan, president obama spoke of his, quote, commitment to the values that define us as americans. dni clapper in a letter of support noted his impeccable integrity and his commitment to country is second to none. so with unanimous consent, i would like to insert in to the record letters the committee has received in regard to mr. brennan's nomination. john brennan by all accounts will be a strong
intelligence to recommend who the cia director should be to the president of the united states. i am aware of general clapper, the dni's letter, endorsing your nomination, which is different from his actually recommending to the president that you be chosen. to your knowledge, did general clapper recommend to the president that he be nominated for this position? >> i know for certain that he made a recommendation, but i would defer to general clapper to tell you what that recommendation is. >> thank you. cent >> senator heinrich? >> thank you for your service to this country and welcome you to the committee. and should you be confirmed, i would like to start by just inviting you to visit to mexico at some point and in particular sandia and los alamos national labs, because while you often do not hear about the contributions they make to our intelligence community, i can assure you that that support is vital to keeping our nation safe. i have a few questions, and forgive me if some of these return to some of the think you have heard from other senators. i want to start with your november 20
the president's nominee to run the cia will appear before the intelligence committee in the senate for confirmation hearing. congressional oversight on national security and war. the executive branch recognizing that this is a rest of the government too, even on national security. oh what a feeling. joining us now is andrea mitching, nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent and the host of andrea mitchell reports on nbc. thanks very much for being here. so why now? how big a change in course is this for the administration? >> dianne feinstein, the chair of the committee yesterday still saying yesterday they wanted the original documents. then today on our program at 1:00, the house chairman who carries a lot of weight about and has is very supportive, a former fbi guy, a republican, though, said he also thought the original memos should be turned over, that the white paper that had been turned over to them last summer that michael isikoff uncovered and reported first on your show was not good enough. that it needed to finally be the actual legal guidance that was turned over to th
's nominee to head the cia faced tough questioning yesterday about waterboarding during the bush years when he was at the cia and the current white house's huge expansion under his direction of targeted killings by drones. >> your view seems to be that even if we could save american lives by detaining more terrorists, using only traditional techniques, it would be better to kill them with a drone or let them go free rather than detain them. can you explain the logic in that argument? >> i respectfully disagree, senator. i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible so we can elicit the intelligence from them in the appropriate manner so that we can disrupt following terrorist attacks. >> joining us is john mclaughlin, the cia's acting director and with john hopkins school of studies. thank you for being with us. you were a career cia person, and you know the drill. it's very clear that absent anything occurring that we don't know about that john brennan is going to be the cia director. do you think that this conversation
for cia director nominee john brennan. >> tough questions about drones. >> any american who joins al qaeda will know full well that they have joined an organization that is at war with the united states. >> targeted killing by the cia is not just something they're allowed to do quietly on their own. >> with the exception of mr. panetta, i feel i have been jerked around by every cia director. >> i love these groups that are criticizing us saying, well, they're fake conservatives. >> this newspaper article about karl rove's intentions is only serving to unite the tea party. >> you made some mistakes but everybody makes mistakes. >> sure. >> heard anything on nbc about the drones? >> not yet. >> tonight we have exclusive reporting on the contents of that white paper. joining us now is nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. ♪ >>> we start on a day where up to three feet of snow and winds nearing hurricane strength are expected to batter the northeast, and we'll have much more on that throughout the broadcast. but we begin in washington where we are awaiting the presid
their blackberries, and enhanced interrogation techniques among the issues the cia director nominee john brennan will face in a confirmation hearing 30 minutes from now. a new showdown for the president's national security team. we're going to have that live for you. >> i think it's fair to say that far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership and al-qaeda along the lines that we're discussing here as opposed to an effort to invade a country with hundreds of thousands of troops and take cities and towns. >> fox news alert. in a moment we'll have the latest on the manhunt for the former police officer unforgiving violence and anyone with an l.a.p.d. badge and he's killed three people and reportedly, but his list of targets is much longer and we're going to hear from the riverside police chief on the status of this massive manhunt and the shooting that led to the death of one of his officers and injured another. stay tuned for that. well, there are new questions about the immediate future for our men and women in uniform today as the pentagon threats pay cuts an
. it's focused mainly in big bear, california. >>> president obama's pick for cia director faced members of congress yesterday. john brennan answered questions about the administration's controversial drone strike program. >> now brennan defended the use of drones but he backed off supporting another cia tactic in the war on terror, water boarding. danielle nottingham has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: protestors hem up the start of john brennan's senate confirmation hearing. >> as the president's nominee -- >> reporter: officers removed demonstrators upset over the u.s. drone strike program brennan helped manage. the president's pick for cia director then faced senators. lawmakers recently got a look at a secret document explaining why the obama administration believes drone strikes can also target americans who join with terrorists overseas. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that is to troubling. >> reporter: brennan defended the policy. >> president has insisted that any actions we take will be legal
threaten the president's nominee for cia director when he faces lawmakers today. >>> and skin is out. the fashion warning sent to some of the biggest names in music ahead of sunday's grammy award. but will the stars cover up today, thursday, february 7th, 2013. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. we're starting to get a much clearer picture this morning of exactly where that powerful nor'easter is headed and just how much snow we're going to be seeing. >> a lot of people bracing themselves. it's expected to start tomorrow morning and could make travel an absolute nightmare. some airlines are already waiving penalties for customers who have flights booked to the northeast in the coming days and want to make changes. al has been monitoring all these different models and we're going to get to him in a moment. >> when you look at that satellite image, it's the two systems that come together that will create the problem. >>> also ahead a controversy raging over a fraternity party labeled racist by some students.
president obama wants to head the cia. john brennan was pressed hard on the use of drones and enhanced interrogation techniques by members of the senate intelligence committee. government memos leaked earlier this week showed drones had been cleared for use against u.s. citizens suspected of working as u.s. terrorists. nbc's tracie potts is live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. in his hearing, brennan strongly defended the use of drones but he distanced himself from questionable interrogation tactics used on terror suspects. >> truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers, on drone attacks and even americans. at least three killed so far. >> any american who did that should know well that they in fact are part of an enemy against us and that the united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> reporter: drones are used against imminent threats, he said, not as payback. but some are still concerned if it's legal and asked what if the cia ta
on capitol hill. the confirmation hearing for president obama's new cia directer starts today. >> one issue that is threatened to derail his confirmation was avoided. president obama agreed to congressional demands and will release a secret memo on the killing of americans overseas. it provides legal basis for a drone strike. he played a part. >> it was used very minimumly by president bush and now there's been 3,000 killed in this program. >> three weeks later his 16- year-old son was also killed. >>> on the hill, the defense secretary is testifying on the benghazi attack. he's will offer more details on the raid and it could be the last time he testifies as secretary of defense. >>> democrats will unveil their own plan at cushing gun v iolence. it's said to be similar as to what's in president obama's plan for a ban on assault weapons. president obama will discuss those issues and budget concerns with lawmakers in virginia. >>> the gun control debate took center stage as hundreds packed the state capitol. the president is backing a law for gun ownership. some suggest that the governor's
hearings for cia director nominee john brennan and that's "special report" for tonight. i'm chris wallace in washington. keep it right here on fox where more news is always on the way. "special report" online with a twist starts right now. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, more graphic testimony from a woman on trial for killing her boyfriend. she says she shot him, stabbed him, slit his throat. but jody arias says it was actually all his fault. plus, say good bye to mail on saturday. >> delivery schedule too big of a cost savings to ignore. >> shepard: tonight, why letter carriers say this is going to be a disaster. the $10,000 college degree. >> such a great price for such a great education. >> what we're bringing to the table is opportunity and access. >> shepard: what do you really get for your money? plus, monopoly announces which token will never again pass go. and which new one will take its place. but first from fox this wednesday night. a woman who admits stabbing her ex-boyfriend, shooting him, cutting his throat is implying that she was the real victim in the relatio
to look at that carefully and see what cia's response is. the report called into question whether any information was unique. >> fair enough. the secretary comment's are indirect -- you told me a couple days ago when we met that the study was not objective, and it was a prosecutor's brief, written with an eye toward finding problems. you went on to say your withholding judgment until you read the response. my understanding is from what he said, that is what you are going to do. suppose the cia takes a position and finds that the conclusions are wrong. i know john brennan well enough to note that you are quick to stand up and say what is on your mind and what ever you conclude. i am not want to ask you for response to that, but i know you will give us your thoughts and opinions about cia's response to it and how we move forward with this. >> i will do that. >> thank you very much. >> senator wyden. i mean senator rockefeller. >> thank you, madam chair. i just made a comment to the chair, mr. brennan, that i have been through a whole lot of confirmation hearings in 28 years here, includ
citizens. steve handelsman has the latest. >> this hearing might have focused on cia waterboarding. there was some of that, might have focused on u.s. intelligence failures that led to the death of four u.s. diplomats in benghazi action and there was some of that. mostly it was a hard look at the growing phenomenon of america going to war by remote control, and what the rules on that ought to be. >> we look forward to hearing your testimony. >> reporter: at his senate confirmation hearing, the issue is not john brennan's ability to be cia director. he's a former top agent, white house counter-terror chief when osama bin laden was killed, but protesters delayed the hearing, objecting to what they call cia torture, and u.s. drones flying in pakistan and yemen. 6 firing missiles. the administration's legal justification was finally released to congress today, plus a proposal for a closed court to review attack plans. >> to assure that drone strikes are carried out in a manner consistent with the values. >> reporter: brennan says they have been and will be and the public needs to know
the confirmation hearings for john brennan for cia director. brennan used to run the cia station in saudi arabia. we will be live from pentagon in a minute. >>> and falling from space, wow, pretty cool, at a rate of more than 843 miles per hour, that's how fast dare devil felix baumgartner fell when he jumped from space. the official speed has been released. even faster now than those record keepers thought at first. pretty cool stuff. >>> one of our top stories today at cnn, a secret american drone base somewhere in saudi arabia, now this is according, these are reports from two major newspapers today, saying that this u.s. launches these drone attacks against al qaeda targets from that particular base. i want to bring in two folks here at the pentagon chris lawrence also michael holmes from cnn international. chris, it's not a total surprise that this was there in saudi arabia, but certainly it was not something that they officially wanted to reveal. why are they doing it now? >> that's the big question, suzanne, why did this come out? we reported two years ago from our sources u.s. officials
terrorists without a trial, without a lawyer. without anything but a drone. the president's pick for the cia director is going to have to answer some questions about that little matter. that's ahead inside fox report. also, details of the secret rehearsals to raid that bunker where the accused killer was holding that frightened little boy hostage. and what we now know about an incredible underground fight. plus, one of the world's most famous san francisco cable cars has crashed. and you won't believe the tiny thing that caused all the trouble and all those injuries ahead from the journalists of fox news on this wednesday fox report. hi, i just switched jobs, and i want to roll over my old 401(k) into a fidelity a. man: okay, no problem. it's easy to get started; i can help you with the paperwork. um...ts green line just appeared on my floor. yeah, that's fidelity helping you reach your financial goals. could you hold on a second? it's your money. roll over your old 401(k) into a fidelity ira and take control of your personal economy. this is going to be helpful. call or come in today. fidel
attacked and also facing scrutiny was nominee for cia director. one of the things he talked about is how much of the public and congress should know about the u.s. drove stride program. we would like to hear your opinion. what is the balance between government secrecy and the public's right to know? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online -- here is the headline in "the baltimore sun" this morning. brennan targeted over drones. looking at some of the opinions coming in on the editorial pages of the newspapers. "usa today" -- that is of the newspaper's editorial board opinion. jumping down, it says -- the opposing view that "usa today" publishes to give a counterpoint says end the u.s. -- covert drone war. naureen shah at columbia's human-rights institute writes -- she points out the war is waged secretly because the pakistani and yemen government have the time feared their citizens would oppose open u.s. and all -- involvement. what do you think? what is more important, government secrecy or the public's right to know? let's hear from walter from butler, indiana. a re
a lot of secret things that our government does through the cia and special forces, but the theory here is that the executive branch is not allowed to do it on its own, that there's at least oversight from congress. and in the past we've known, the new jersey committees -- intell committees on the hill have always been lap dogs and not watch dogs. the memo that we see today doesn't have anything along those lines, and to me that's the most worrisome because we can come up here with different hypothetical scenarios and argue whether they justify use of drones or not, but i want someone who actually is doing this and reviewing this on a day-to-day basis. >> on that basis, ryan, we have hearings thursday for the president's nominee for cia director, john brennan, and he helped design this very program. should we expect that this memo is going to formulate much of the questioning that he has to sustain and take on thursday? >> well, this memo ought to as well as his history with the cia's torture of suspects who were in detention. all of those things are going to be bubbling up here, but, y
. >>> confirmation hearings on capitol hill for the president's choice to be the next director of the cia. it took a little while for them to get going. >> please remove that woman. >> refuse to even tell congress. they won't even tell congress what countries we are killing children. >> antihigh pressure war activists from code pink interrupted the hearing several times when they did get under way. john brennan defended president obama's counterterrorism policies. >>> a deal is in the work that could create the world's largest airline. mary ann rafferty has details. >> reporter: there is tuck of a merger between airlines. it would become the world's largest anterior line by passenger traffic. some analysts say that might not be enough to save american airlines whose parent company filed for bankruptcy in november 2011. >> don't get too misled by size. a brontosaurus was really large at one time but didn't do very good. >> reporter: american airlines ceo will likely move to a seat on the board of directors. u.s. airways ceo is expected to run the new airline. customer may not be so lucky. >> people
wednesday night. iran claims it's video extracted from the cia sentinel drone captured in 2011. the footage shows an airport in a surrounding city said to be kandahar in afghanistan. it also shows the drone allegedly landing at a base in eastern iran. now iran claimed it took control of the drone and landed it, but u.s. officials say the drone malfunctioned, and it was forced it land. that is the latest from the newscast. back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, who is the president's chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> today is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly attack in b
to cia. >> [indiscernible] >> giving new meaning to getting . bad rap how the judge responded to this rapping inmate. "good morning washington at starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's thursday, february 7. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. great to have you along. we have the weather to talk .bout let's get to jacqui jeras. kind of cold so far. >> it is a chilly out. the skies remained clear through night but it allowed the temperatures to drop. are filling in already at hour. it will shed up to be a cloudy day. decent, but the clouds temperatures a little, highs in the low 40's. a coastal storms on the way. is bringing the clouds now. a wintry mix expected by tonight. jane doe all rain by tomorrow -- changing to all rain. north,vers, up to the nor'easter. more details on that storm. temperatures in the twenties at this hour. your seven-day forecast is minutes away. let's go to traffic with jamee. >> easy start. news. in virginia, looks good on 395. let's take a look. not many cars out yet comi
the cia. protesters disrupted proceedings for john brennan as he began his testimony before the senate intelligence committee. fox 5's top top was at the hearing. the -- top top was at the hearing. the -- tom fitzgerald was at the hearing. >> tom brennan brennan and his 25 years at the cia has made him a target of anti-protests who say he is the architect of the cia's unmanned drone program and it did not take long to hear those protesters. >> all right. we will stop again. >> i speak for the mothers in yemen, pakistan, somalia and -- >> that was one of several interruptions of brennan's testimony by the anti-war group code pink inside the senate intelligence committee today. brennan has been at the center of the successful u.s. mission that both killed osama bin laden as well as the drone strike which took out anwar al awki and brennan said significant threat still remain in the united states as well as the chief bombmaker for al- qaeda whose attempt failed to blow up an american airliner last year and his crist mayday attempt in 2009. -- christmas day attempt in 2009. >> when mr. al-
now this hour, the confirmation hearing for the president's pick for new cia director begins today. >> john brenan has come under scrutiny for the drone strike program. melanie alnwick is live with new developments on the release of a classified document that gives the legal rational for secret drone strikes. >> reporter: that's right, tony. the president made this last minute decision to release secret memos to target and kill americans overseas to depart the growing controversy that would have come to a head today. >>> this is what caused the white house to give in. confirmation hearing for john brennan to become the next director of the cia. leading proponent of lethal drone strikes overseas that have killed americans. there was a growing call for the president to show the secret legal reasoning that gives the white house the authority to carry out those strikes and the president has just decided to comply. a republican veteran of these battles says the drone policy goes too far. >> the president is taking all of this authority to himself. he is the judge, the jury and the execu
for his nomination as new director of the c.i.a. senator ron wyden will tell us all about it himself. he will be here as will congressman peter welch to talk to us about the sequester and whether it's going to hit and get his take on drones as well. and the republicans, the republican party, they have found their savior born again. we will tell who you that is. but first. >> this is the full court press. >> on this friday, other headlines making news, you just mentioned the red skin. the debate over the team name of the warrant redskins came up again in washington yesterday at a day-long simymposium on racial slurs slurs. u.s.a. today reporting many spoke out against the n.f.l. team name saying it needs to be changed. no one from the team was there to defend it. someone noted and they were asked to show up, too, and no one did. someone noted the ncaa has a partial ban on teams using indian names but the n.f.l. still does not. >> bill: i can't believe that this issue just keeps every year, never goes away. >> it's time. it's time. change the name of
john brennan become the head of the cia. he testifies tomorrow on capitol hill. some liberals don't like him because he is the director of the drone program that kills terrorists from the sky. president obama very bullish on the drones. >> the strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. the u.s.a. government takes great care in deciding to pursue an al qaeda terrorist to ensure precision and avoid loss of innocent life. >> bill: here now to discuss his moral dilemma over the drone issue, the co-host of the five bob beckel. all right. so, first of all, would you make brennan the head of the cia? >> not with that policy, no. until that policy was changed, i would hold him up. >> bill: he is the architect of the policy. >> that's a good reason. >> bill: you won't vote for him. >> i wouldn't vote for him unless that policy changed. talking about going after american citizens who yes are associated with terrorist groups i understand that no evidence they are doing anything about an imminent threat to the united states. what is that all about? >> bill: the president says he h
could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia, john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan who is the president's chief counterterrorism adviser is under scrutiny for using drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia or worked in the cia under president h.w. bush. >>> and we're learning more information about the winning powerball ticket worth $217 million. the ticket was sold at the richmond national airport. at the lottery self-serve. 5, 27, 36, 38, 41, and the powerball number 12. if you have friends or family who bought a ticket at the richmond airport, you may want to give them a call to check their ticket. and after you call them, why don't you call us, so we can share. we can all share. >> at least we can share your good news. and tom has news that's not so bad for us because it sounds like we might miss some of the real bad stuff, huh
that it claims to have gotten from a downed cia drone. it was more than a year ago that tehran claimed to have taken control of the rq-170 drone. u.s. officials say it crashlanded due to a malfunction. today iranian state television showed footage that has reportedly been downloaded from the drone. the video appears to show an aerial view of an airport in the city of kandahar, afghanistan. iran is also claiming now to have the ability to produce functional copies of smaller american surveillance drones. drones are a hot topic in washington as president obama's choice to head the cia is facing some tough questions. on the hill today, john brennan's confirmation hearing got off to a rough start. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. >> i have a list of all the names and ages -- >> all right. we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared. >> five separate times today members of code pink had to be escorted out. protesters are angry about brennan's role in crafting the drone policy. targeting suspected terrorists and sometimes killing innocent
. the fraternity's national office says it is investigating. >>> president obama's nominee for cia director faced some harsh crit sitand that actually had some people cleared from the room. >>> public humiliation and a fresh start. a drunken boating accident forces prominent state senator don dwyer to admit he is an alcoholic. he told mary bubal ark how that changed his life. >> 20, 29 people in the water. >> reporter: a violent collision, two speedboats slam into each other. >> i had blood under my fingernails. >> reporter: randy harvin and his grandchildren suffer serious injuries. state delegate don dwyer at the helm of the other boat. police say dwyer is going full throttle, out of control, and destruction. >> reporter: when r you an alcoholic? >> when you get to the point where i am struggling like i was and using alcohol like i was, clearly i had a problem that needed to be addressed. >> reporter: delegate dwyer opens up at his drinking. the blood alcohol level was 3 times the legal limit that august night. >> it's true i was drinking while opera
to be confirmed. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> members of the senate intelligence committee will soon learn more about the obama administration's drone program. the white house says the justice department sent classified advice about the program to the senate and house intelligence committees. the documents reportedly state that it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens overseas if it believes they're high-ranking terrorists who are trying to kill americans. >>> and a drastic call by the pentagon this morning ahead of what could be huge budget cuts next month. the navy will reduce the number of
for president obama's nomination to head the cia. john brenan will appear before the senate intelligence committee. he could face tough questions about people drone strikes, a russian delegatio -- harsh interrogation techniques, and more. president obama ordered the justice department to give the house and senate intelligence committees access to classified legal advice just fine drone strikes such as the one that killed anwar al-aulaqi in 2011. >> the methods that we used are designed specifically to avoid civilian casualties. >> it claimed the executive branch can be judge, jury, and executioner. >> a leaked memo says americans with ties to al qaeda can be killed if it is believed the target poses an imminent threat. it does not have to be evidence of a credible prospect. >> the senate is postponing a vote on chuck hagel. carl levin had hoped to vote on the nomination today, but he later issued a statement saying no vote would take place this week. a republican said they were dissatisfied with the information chuck hagel provided the panel last week in confirmation hearings. they want
to their case. >>> sparks could fly on capitol hill today when president obama's choice to head the cia answers questions at his confirmation hearing. democrats and republicans on the senate intelligence committee will likely grill john brennan. brennan, the chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> and leon panetta will testify before congress today perhaps for the final time as defense secretary. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will answer questions about september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they'll fill in the armed services committee on the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >>> today house democrats are expected to offer their own gun control proposals. people familiar wit
defense secretary. a different committee hold as hearing for the man picked to run the cia. john brennan. for more of these controversial nominees, let's bring in our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash, and gloria borger. dana, what are your sources telling you about chuck hagel's confirmation? >> reporter: well, you know, there are supposed to be at least the chairman, carl levin wants a vote in the senate armed services committee tomorrow but it might not happen. one may reason is that many republicans on the committee don't want it to. we're told that they are circulating a letter urging senator levin to delay it. and they say, these republicans, that they are still waiting for key information from hagel. for example, senator lindsey graham told me he still doesn't p have information about the speeches that hagel gave, who he spoke to, what he said, and what he was paid. and the ranking committee, james inhoff said he's looking for people to slow this train down. senator levin doesn't like partisan food fights. and so an aide said that they would not be surprised if levin do
to get the okay to become the next head of the cia. that could be tricky. next, a preview of what it will be like with some contentious hearings, plus the man who held a 5-year-old boy hostage for nearly a week underground in lower alabama was equipped to kill himself and everyone around him. last night during greta's program, we got a news conference and this morning, a plethora of information about what was going on and we'll have it all for you right after this. stouffer's is proud to make america's favorite lasagna... with hand-layered pasta, tomatoes, and real mozzarella cheese. but what makes us even prouder... is what our real dinners can do for your family. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. i you're suffering from constipation, miralax or metamucil may take days to work. for faster relief, try dulcolac laxative tablets. dulcolac provides gentle relief overnight unlike miralax and metamucil that can take up to 3 days. >>> more back lash over the controversial memo that makes a legal case for droning americans overseas and it could pose new trouble for the president's nominee to
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